Founders Devil Dancer | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
BA SCORE
3.9/5
5,054 Ratings
Founders Devil DancerFounders Devil Dancer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Triple IPA. Dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. 112 actual IBU; although it calculates to over 200!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,590
Reviews:
1,487
Ratings:
5,054
pDev:
13.33%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
343
Gots:
1,171
Trade:
32
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,054 |  Reviews: 1,487
Photo of PaulGGugliuzza
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olafphysics
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Remmy800
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanner83
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ikeithbot
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Understanding the amount of work and time that goes into an IPA monster of this magnitude is missed by 90% of these reviews. You can't compare Jackson Pollock to Norman Rockwell

A: pours a vibrant, clear deep amber with 3/4" white head that recedes slowly. Retention & lacing are quite good.

S: Very deep caramel nuttiness & huge hop undertones.

T: Leads with off-sweet roasted nut & macerated fruit notes. Mid palate is more roasty-toasty nuttiness & hints of citrus peel. Bittering hops are present. Finish is off-sweet as well & lingers with dense resinous hops.

M: Moderate carb & a thick syrupy, yet surprisingly delicate body come together nicely.

O: This may well be one of my new faves.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of addiwilliams
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark amber-copper with a 1-finger tan head.

Aroma: sweet bready-malt with a solid hop background. From the aroma, you know this beer will be sweet.

Flavor: caramel and light molasses followed by a heavy dose of hops. The molasses is quite pronounced in the finish. I’ve only had molasses like this in imperial stouts. Well balanced, though. The hops last through to the finish and really shine. There is no alcoholic warmth and little, if any, alcohol flavor, despite being 12% abv.

Mouthfeel: body is light-medium, and light enough you’d likely drink another. The light body allows this beer to creep up on you. Remarkably drinkable given its strength.

Overall: good, but not great. This beer is certainly worth trying, but given a good selection of 2X IPAs or “triple IPAs”, I’d opt for others. This beer is very hoppy, but the hops don’t seem to be the headliner – more of an equal partner to the malt. Again, well balanced, but for a triple IPA, I’d expect the hops to be far more prominent.

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Photo of kdivers
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hogrider
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTuomi
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of godawgs
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheChairman
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travolta
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KevBot89
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpauer
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Founders Devil Dancer from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 5,054 ratings
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